TMS Therapy for Depression
TMS Therapy for Depression
Depression is so much more than just feeling sad. It’s a complex medical condition that can be crippling for those who suffer. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a debilitating illness associated with frequent relapses, persistent symptoms, and incomplete recovery.
MDD can interfere with daily activities, causing persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest, and hope. It negatively impacts relationships, disrupts school and career goals, and robs people of the peace and happiness they hope for in life. In the worst cases, some people feel as if life isn’t worth living anymore.
The darkness of depression is something that affects an estimated 1 in 6 Americans. Luckily, many will find relief in medications and/or therapy. But what about the 30% of patients who still can’t find relief from their depression symptoms?
TMS Therapy is an effective, non-invasive, and insurance-covered treatment that’s transforming lives around Seattle! Deep TMS therapy has been employed by leading physicians worldwide to successfully treat depression and other mental disorders. Brainsway’s state of the art TMS device is the only FDA cleared device for “deep TMS therapy”.
Deep TMS Therapy stimulates the brain region responsible for depression almost twice as deep as other TMS devices and stimulates a broader spectrum of the brain. Insurance Coverage.
Deep TMS treatment is covered by most insurance and our TMS specialists, assisted by Brainsway provides support for our patients to acquire prior authorizations regarding patient insurance; streamlining the financial process for those in need.
OCD TMS Treatment Represents a Significant Transformation.
Our TMS technology is currently the only FDA approved platform to treat OCD. It is one of the first non-invasive treatments of multiple indications, including MDD and OCD.
It’s the first non-invasive, novel FDA-cleared medical therapy for OCD in over a decade. BrainsWay’s H-coil technology enables targeting of multiple treatment areas.
Other current treatment methods are ineffective for a large segment of patients. Over 2 million adults are diagnosed with OCD every year. Approximately 50% of OCD patients are resistant to current firs-line treatment methods, including CBT and SSRI medication.
Side Effects of BrainsWay vs. Competitors
Many patients cannot tolerate medication side effects. Patients often discontinue SSRI’s due to debilitating side effects, such as; weight gain, sexual dysfunction, suicidal thoughts, nausea, insomnia, and anxiety. Common TMS side effects are a headache or mild discomfort at the application site. TMS is non-invasive, non-systemic, and has not been shown to cause any systemic side effects. Our TMS treatments are administered at our offices and do not require hospitalization or anesthesia.
TMS Therapy “Off Label” Treatments
The FDA has only cleared TMS Therapy for Major Depression, despite overwhelming scientific evidence that TMS Therapy is being successfully used to treat a wide range of other mental disorders and illnesses globally. When TMS therapy is administered for treatment of other mental disorders, not currently cleared by the FDA it is described as “off label”.
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